Mirissa has the most picture-perfect wide stretch of golden sand.Mirissa's headland divides its small fishing harbour from its beautiful curve of sandy beach with calm, clear waters.
The rocky outcrop to the east of the bay, Giragala (Parrot Rock) Village, is a reef ideal for long hours, long days of swimming. Parrot Rock is also a popular fishing spot.
Walks to Tea factories, Rubber factories in Mirissa through the woods provide pleasant excursions.
Visit places around Mirissa where you can get the experience of traditional ayurvedic practices in Sri Lanka.
On the east side of Matara, turn inland 1km off the main road for this gaudy temple that features an artificial cave decorated with about 200 paintings that depicts Buddha’s life. There’s also a huge Buddha statue.
One of great creation of Dutch which built on star shape with the main purpose of safety and protection from attacks. There are six-pointed stars with space for 12 large cannons to protect all approaches from any directions.
This more than life size relief carved in solid rock is thought to be one of the best statues in the Mahayanist Buddhism in Sri Lanka,located in Weligama.
The best beach in the area is a small sandy cove that's sheltered by a reef offshore. There's good snorkelling in the bay.
Most of the beautiful sceneries are hidden in forest regions but Deniyaya has some of the best waterfalls in Sri Lanka.
The Matara Fort was built in 1560 by the Portuguese and was substantially re-built by the Dutch in 1640, following the capture of Galle.